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Beethoven: Symphony No 6, Etc / Dohnányi, Cleveland Orchestra


Release Date: 10/28/2003 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80145   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


That this is meaty and muscular Beethoven is evident from the explosive first chord of the Leonore Overture No. 3. Christoph von Dohnányi leads a strongly girded performance that presses ever forward, maintaining the music's taut drama right up to the triumphant ending with its cascading string runs (powerfully rendered by the Cleveland players). This same alacrity informs Dohnányi's Pastorale, especially his buoyantly flowing first movement that certainly awakens many "happy feelings". Scene at the Brook goes at a slower, more traditional pacing, but Dohnányi's seamless phrasing preserves the music's blissful sweep. The Thunderstorm movement is just fabulous, thanks not only to the voluminous force
Read more generated by the Cleveland Orchestra, but also to Telarc's powerfully dynamic recording, with its wide and deep soundstage. But there's still more, as the clouds part and Dohnányi's vibrant conducting ushers in the symphony's joyously radiant conclusion. George Szell's classic Cleveland recording is one of the choice Pastorales, but this 1987 performance (now at mid-price), with playing that's just as accomplished and phenomenal sound, is one of those rare modern Beethoven symphony recordings you can actually get excited about.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1986 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 42 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1986 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 14 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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